8:00 a.m. Registration Opens


8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast, Rita Hayworth Commissary

(Sponsored by Lectrosonics)


9:30 a.m. Keynote Speech, Tom Holkenborg, Cary Grant Theatre


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sound Inspiration Within the Storytelling Process

Presented by MPSE

Description: How do sound designers find inspiration? What paths do they take to tap into their creative minds to create unique sound tracks. Leading sound designers in film and television will discuss those moments where sound becomes the driving factor of the story, and then detail how those sounds are achieved.

Moderator: Carolyn Giardino, Hollywood Reporter

Panelists: Will Files, MPSE; Mark P. Stoeckinger, MPSE; Paula Fairfield, MPSE; Ben L. Cook, MPSE; Paul Menichini; Harry Cohen


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Sound Mixing Panel: Workflow for Musicals in Film and Television Production

Presented by Cinema Audio Society

Description: Historically, musical sequences in film and television have been done with pre-records, playback, and lip-synching. There has been a move in recent years towards a more organic approach to recording live performances for these types of scenes. The current methods and evolution of this music work will be explored in depth.  This panel discussion will be moderated by Glen Trew, CAS (Nashville, 42), and will include Re-recording mixer Gary Bourgeois, CAS (Captain America: The First Avenger, Criminal, Ghostbusters II) production mixer Phil Palmer, CAS (Glee, Better Call Saul) music editor David Klotz (Game of Thrones, Glee, Iron Man), Pro Tools Music Recording and Playback Gary Raymond (Roadies, Jungle Book, Almost Famous) and others.

Moderator: Glen Trew, CAS

Panelists: Re-recording mixer Gary Bourgeois, CAS; production mixer Phil Palmer, CAS; music editor David Klotz; Pro Tools music recording and playback Gary Raymond; and others.


4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Building an Immersive Room: Small, Medium and Large

(Sponsored by Westlake Pro)

Description: You don’t need a Hollywood-size re-recording stage to create a compelling immersive soundtrack. But you do need to know the basic requirements of system design and setup—from console/DAW integration to monitor placement—to ensure that the tracks translate to the outside world. In this discussion, chief engineers, studio designers, system integrators and leading immersive manufacturers detail how to build small, medium and large immersive post-production spaces to fit any need.

Moderator: Jonathan Deans, CTO, Westlake Pro

Panelists: Bill Johnston, VP of Engineering, Formosa Group; Nathan Oishi, Director of Engineering, Sony Pictures Studios; Jerry Steckling, CTO, JSX; Mark Binder, re-recording mixer; Tom Brewer, re-recording mixer.


6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Cocktail Reception


7:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sound Reel Showcase

(Sponsored by Formosa Group)